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Trip to zoo can teach kids more than books


May 29th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) A trip to the zoo can be more informative for a child than all the books on science and conservation or even classroom teaching. Research conducted ... Read more...

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Quick-talking meerkat is UK’s “most-liked” television advert of the year


December 17th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 17 (ANI): The title of top television advert of the year has been taken by a quick-talking meerkat, who has been voted as Britain's "most-liked" ad.The survey revealed Aleksandr Orlov, ... Read more...

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Birds mimic alarm calls of other species to steal food


November 3rd, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): A new study has discovered that drongos in the Kalahari mimic the alarm calls of other species to steal food.The birds 'play tricks' on meerkats in particular, following ... Read more...

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‘Simples’, ‘tweetheart’ and ‘fauxmance’ - new additions to dictionary!


October 27th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): It has been a while since the English dictionary was updated but now a string of new words have made their way to the latest Collins English ... Read more...

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Lilly the lonely meerkat finds love on internet!


April 28th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 28(ANI): Lilly the lonely meerkat has finally found her Mr Darcy - all thanks to the internet.Lilly had been living at a theme park in Leicestershire, England, after an initial ... Read more...

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‘Tweetups’, ‘unfriend’ added to Oxford English Dictionary


December 30th, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 30 (ANI): The increasing popularity of Internet has led to the inclusion of 'Tweetups' and 'unfriend' in the Oxford Dictionary.While 'Unfriend' means removing someone as a 'friend' on a ... Read more...

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‘Simples’ voted new word of the year


December 30th, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 30 (ANI): The grammatically incorrect catchphrase, 'simples', of telly sensation Aleksandr the Meerkat has been voted as the new word of the year.Compilers of the Oxford English Dictionary ... Read more...

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‘Is Lady GaGa a man?’ among 2009’s Most Asked Questions


December 1st, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): 'Is Lady GaGa a man?' and 'Is Michael Jackson dead?' are among the 'Most Asked Questions Of 2009', according to a top Internet search engine.Ask Jeeves ... Read more...

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Real-life African Mowgli cuddles elephants, leopards, ostriches


November 13th, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 13 (ANI): A girl who was born in the wilds of Namibia in 1990 may be called the real-life Mowgli, Rudyard Kiplings young hero in The Jungle Book, as ... Read more...

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Mammal from Mongoose family hones hunting skills in its young ones


May 1st, 2008 - 3:33 pm ICT by admin
London, May 1 (ANI): A new study has indicated that meerkats - small mammals and members of the Mongoose family, which are not thought to have any great levels of intelligence, ... Read more...

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